The theater chain welcomes your enthusiasm, but you'll have to check your dangerous sex toys at the door
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Tough luck, hardcore Fifty Shades of Grey fans: Looks like you’ll have to check your whips at the door.

AMC Theaters crushed the dreams of role-playing Christian Grey aficionados across the United States on Thursday when it announced that moviegoers are banned from bringing “weapons” to screenings of the erotic romance.

“While we welcome those guests who want to show their excitement for a film by dressing up in costume, we do not permit weapons (real or fake), or props/costumes that would make guests uncomfortable, or detract from the moviegoing experience,” AMC Theaters spokesperson Ryan Noonan told Mashable.

That includes whips, handcuffs, cable ties and most of the other items Miss Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) is subjected to in the so-called “Red Room of Pain.” Leather bondage gear and rocking out to Beyoncé, however, is still welcome.

The film is facing increased scrutiny as it approaches its Valentine’s Day weekend release date. In recent days, a grassroots campaign encouraging moviegoers to boycott the flick has gained traction on Twitter.

But then again, Kim Kardashian’s a fan, so there’s that.

Fifty Shades of Grey opens in theaters Feb. 13.